ECU one of 11 campuses partnering to address food insecurity in N.C. | Beaufort County Now | East Carolina University is participating in the third annual Collegiate Hunger Challenge, where it will compete against 10 other North Carolina colleges and universities for up to $22,000 to put toward fighting hunger on and around campus.

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    East Carolina University is participating in the third annual Collegiate Hunger Challenge, where it will compete against 10 other North Carolina colleges and universities for up to $22,000 to put toward fighting hunger on and around campus.

    The Collegiate Hunger Challenge was created by Food Lion Feeds and North Carolina Campus Compact, a collaborative network of colleges and universities committed to educating students for civic and social responsibility. Through Dec. 10, ECU will earn points based on its participation in activities that are centered on collecting and donating food for neighbors in need or on hunger awareness efforts.

    As part of the challenge, each school nominates an MVP Student Hunger Ambassador who is responsible for leading the effort on each campus. ECU has selected Iyaira Williams, an intended nursing student, to serve as the MVP Student Hunger Ambassador to lead the campaign. Williams was selected due to their passion to fight food insecurity in Greenville and at ECU. The faculty/staff mentor is Lauren Howard, interim associate director in the Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement.

    For more information or to get involved, email Williams at williamsiy20@students.ecu.edu or Howard at howardl16@ecu.edu.

    About Food Lion

    Food Lion, based in Salisbury, N.C., since 1957, has more than 1,100 stores in 10 Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states and employs more than 82,000 associates. Through Food Lion Feeds, the company has donated more than 750 million meals to individuals and families since 2014 and has committed to donate 1.5 billion meals by 2025. Food Lion is a company of Ahold Delhaize USA, the U.S. division of Zaandam-based Ahold Delhaize. For more information, visit www.foodlion.com, or job applicants may visit www.foodlion.com/careers.

    About North Carolina Campus Compact

    North Carolina Campus Compact is a collaborative network of colleges and universities committed to educating students for civic and social responsibility, partnering with communities for positive change, and strengthening democracy. www.nccampuscompact.org.
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